Friday, April 17, 2009

High-speed Maneuver

A drake mallard duck in a high speed, airborne turn.  I was tracking this duck as he descended towards me and suddenly he rolled to the side and changed direction.  Notice that he is still maintaining high speed.  Also, his head stays level with the horizon as his body rolls with this maneuver.  Pretty impressive flying skills.  After I got this shot he immediately righted himself, put on the brakes and descended normally.

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